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Is your irrigation system working as it should?

July 6 2017 City takes steps to reduce residential water use with irrigation assessment program

"The watering assessment pilot program will help us tailor water conservation efforts to residential watering systems and reduce outdoor water use," says Donny Wong, Branch Manager, Waterworks Design.

Today in support of our goal to reduce per capita water consumption by 33%, we launched a free residential irrigation assessment pilot program to help you irrigate your lawn and garden more efficiently this summer.

"At the City we have had the opportunity to develop effective water conservation programs for our residential and non-residential sectors; however, single family homes and duplexes continue to be our largest user group in Vancouver," says Donny Wong, Branch Manager, Waterworks Design. "Water use doubles in the summer due to lawn and garden irrigation. The watering assessment pilot program will help us tailor water conservation efforts to residential watering systems and reduce outdoor water use."

Free irrigation system assessments

Until the end of this August, we will have water efficiency advisors available for free irrigation system assessments.

In each 30-minute assessment advisors will walk through your property and show you ways to become more water efficient.

Water efficiency advisors will:

  • Teach you how to save water using your manual or automatic watering system
  • Look at soil conditions and determine the watering needs of a home's landscape
  • Show you how to adjust automatic irrigation systems to match watering restrictions
  • Share water saving tips for inside the home

Book your free assessment

Appointments are available until August 31, 2017.

Where we get our tap water

Vancouver gets its tap water from Capilano, Seymour, and Coquitlam reservoirs managed by Metro Vancouver. Rain and snowmelt are captured, treated, and then piped in to the city.

Why use water wisely

By using our treated drinking water wisely, we ensure that it lasts us through the dry summer months, and reduces cost impacts to the taxpayer by ensuring that this resource is preserved for where it's needed most: cooking, cleaning, and drinking.